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What do Window Treatments and Ball Gowns Have In Common?

What do Window Treatments and Ball Gowns Have In Common?

What do window treatments and ball gowns have in common?  Surprisingly, a lot!  As this vintage, Christian Dior gown construction illustrates, beautiful tailoring and style are not effortless, in window treatments OR haute couture. Buckram, interlining, hems, headings, blind-stitching all go into well-made couture and well-made draperies, too.  A talented seamstress makes all the difference, but are you not sure where to start with all the rest of the details?  What type of pattern?  What type of lining?  What type of header/pleat style?  Well, let's get started!   What type of pattern? Is the room already hopping with texture and...


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Five Fabulous (Design) Beach Reads

Five Fabulous (Design) Beach Reads

So.....I might not be TOTALLY objective about interior design.  In college, I devoured books on the history of art, design and furniture.  For the past twenty-four years, I have been an interior designer, and what a dream job!  Then, when the work day is done, I go home and watch interior design shows on television, while I sketch ideas for future projects.  On the weekends, I read novels that have delicious descriptions of interiors and surroundings.   Sick, right?   While my design obsession might not be an exemplary example of work/life balance, it does actually make me intensely qualified...


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Twisted Traditional

Twisted Traditional

Loving the huge design impact of a four-poster bed, but concerned it may "tip" too traditional?  It is all about the pairing of pieces, to keep this look balanced and modern!

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Wallpaper (& Baby) Boom

Wallpaper (& Baby) Boom

The post-war dream of owning your own home hit full-steam in the 1950s. People who had never owned their own home, intended to stay in their new spaces for a lifetime and couldn’t wait to personalize them.  Wallpaper became a tangible part of that American dream.

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